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A Guide to the Scientific Career: Virtues, Communication, Research, and Academic Writing

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A concise, easy-to-read source of essential tips and skills for writing research papers and career management

In order to be truly successful in the biomedical professions, one must have excellent communication skills and networking abilities. Of equal importance is the possession of sufficient clinical knowledge, as well as a proficiency in conducting research and writing scientific papers. This unique and important book provides medical students and residents with the most commonly encountered topics in the academic and professional lifestyle, teaching them all of the practical nuances that are often only learned through experience.

Written by a team of experienced professionals to help guide younger researchers, A Guide to the Scientific Career: Virtues, Communication, Research and Academic Writing features ten sections composed of seventy-four chapters that cover: qualities of research scientists; career satisfaction and its determinants; publishing in academic medicine; assessing a researcher’s scientific productivity and scholarly impact; manners in academics; communication skills; essence of collaborative research; dealing with manipulative people; writing and scientific misconduct: ethical and legal aspects; plagiarism; research regulations, proposals, grants, and practice; publication and resources; tips on writing every type of paper and report; and much more.

  • An easy-to-read source of essential tips and skills for scientific research
  • Emphasizes good communication skills, sound clinical judgment, knowledge of research methodology, and good writing skills
  • Offers comprehensive guidelines that address every aspect of the medical student/resident academic and professional lifestyle
  • Combines elements of a career-management guide and publication guide in one comprehensive reference source
  • Includes selected personal stories by great researchers, fascinating writers, inspiring mentors, and extraordinary clinicians/scientists

A Guide to the Scientific Career: Virtues, Communication, Research and Academic Writing is an excellent interdisciplinary text that will appeal to all medical students and scientists who seek to improve their writing and communication skills in order to make the most of their chosen career.

List of Contributors xxxiii

Preface xliii

Section I Successful Career 1

1 Defining and Re-Defining Success 3
Mohammadali M. Shoja, R. Shane Tubbs and Dan O’Brien

2 Qualities of Research Scientists: Personality and Leadership Attributes of Research Team Members 15
Fred Bertino and Mohammadali M. Shoja

3 Building a Personal Vision Statement 25
Genevieve Pinto Zipp

4 Creativity and Novel Hypotheses 29
Anthony V. D’Antoni

5 Confidence and Its Impact on Your Aspiring Career 33
Toral R. Patel

6 Career Satisfaction and Its Determinants 45
Nihal Apaydin

7 Spiritual Dimensions of Biomedical Research 55
Mariana Cuceu, Beatrice Gabriela Ioan, Marcel Cuceu, Kyle E. Karches,

8 Publishing in Academic Medicine: Does It Translate into a Successful Career? 63
Bradley K. Weiner, Paige Vargo and Joseph Fernandez

9 Assessing a Researcher’s Scientific Productivity and Scholarly Impact 69
John Panaretos and Chrisovalantis Malesios

Section II Communication 81

10 Manners in Academics 83
R. Shane Tubbs

11 Emotional Intelligence: Its Place in Your Professional and Academic Careers 91
Sandra Buerger and Gernot Buerger

12 Communication Skills 97
Sandra Buerger

13 Learning Charisma 103
R. Shane Tubbs

14 Essence of Collaborative Research: Leadership, Engaging Others, and Cooperativeness 109
Rebecca Andall, Petru Matusz, Jerzy Gielecki and Marios Loukas

15 Personal Branding for Physicians and Researchers 113
Tracy E. Bunting-Early

16 Dealing with Manipulative People 123
George K. Simon

Section III Research Ethics 139

17 Honesty and Truth in Academic Research and Writing 141
Thomas F. Lüscher

18 Writing and Scientific Misconduct: Ethical and Legal Aspects 155
Marcoen J.T.F. Cabbolet

19 Plagiarism and How to Avoid It 163
Izet Masic

20 Conflicts of Interest: A Simple Explanation 179
Bradley K. Weiner, Leslie A. Duncan and Paige E. Vargo

21.Gender Differences in Medical Research Productivity
Peter F. Svider, Priyanka Shah, Adam J. Folbe, Jean Anderson Eloy

Section IV Research Regulations

22 Institutional Review Boards: General Regulations, Institutional Obligations, and Personal Responsibility
Anastasia A. Arynchyna, Sarah B. Putney, R. Peter Iafrate

23 International Research with Human Subjects
Sarah B. Putney

Section V Research Grants and Proposals

24 Grants and Funding Sources
Jamie Dow, Chevis Shannon

25 Essentials of Grant Writing and Proposal Development
Chevis N Shannon, Jamie Dow

Section VI Research Practice

26 Clinical Research Methods and Designs
Daxa M. Patel, Beverly C. Walters, James M. Markert

27 Retrospective Analysis from a Chart Review: a Step-by-Step Guide
Philipp Hendrix, Christoph J. Griessenauer

28 Designing, Planning, and Conducting Clinical Trials
Ramón Rodrigo, Juan Guillermo Gormaz, Matías Libuy, Daniel Hasson

29 Animal Models in Science and Research
Ray Greek

30 How to Identify a Timely and Relevant Topic for a Literature Review
Sanjay Patel, Jerzy Gielecki, Marios Loukas

31 The Structure and Conduct of a Narrative Literature Review
Marco Pautasso

32 A Guideline for Conducting Systematic Reviews
Paul Posadzki, Edzard Ernst

33 Clinical Management Guidelines
Vijay Ravindra, Walavan Sivakumar, Kristin Kraus, Jay K. Riva-Cambrin, John Kestle

34 Why is the History of Medicine and Biology Important?
Paul S. Agutter

35 Historical Articles: A Methodology Guide
Anand N. Bosmia, Mohammadali M. Shoja

Section VII Publication and Resources

36 An Introduction to Academic Publishing
Mohammadali M. Shoja, R. Shane Tubbs

37 Various Types of Scientific Articles
José Florencio F. Lapeña, Jr., Wilfred C.G. Peh

38 Authorship
Stephen W. Carmichael

39 Recognition, Reward, and Responsibility: Why the Authorship of Scientific Papers Matters
Elizabeth Wager

40 Biomedical Journals: Scientific Quality, Reputation, and Impact Factor
Katherine G. Akers

41 Scholarly Open-Access Publishing
Jeffrey Beall

42 How to find a suitable journal for your manuscript
Mohammadali M. Shoja, Thomas P. Walker, Stephen W. Carmichael

43 Scientific Peer Review
Christoph J. Griessenauer, Michelle K. Roach

44 How to Reply to Editors and Reviewers
Paul Tremblay

45 Causes of manuscript rejection and how to handle a rejected manuscript
Sung Deuk Kim, Matusz Petru, Jerzy Gielecki, Marios Loukas

46 Resources and Databases
Koichi Watanabe

47 Research: A Construct Defined by Context
Michael Dieter

48 Critical Evaluation of the Clinical Literature
Jacopo Buti, Faizan Zaheer

Section VIII Technical Writing

49 Writing for Your Audience
Maria J. Grant

50 Principles of Writing a Good Scholarly Paper
S. Jane Millward-Sadler

51 Tips for Scientific Writing
Mark P. Henderson

52 Perspectives of a Medical Editor
Marilyn Michael Yurk

53 The Art of Organizing Your Research Content
Kristin N. Mount

54 Economy of Writing: How to Write Technical Content
Arthur C. Croft

55 Writing an Effective Title and Abstract
Sandra Buerger

56 Writing the Results Section
Bulent Yalcin

57 Writing the Discussion Section for Original Research Articles
Ayhan Cömert, Eyyub S.M. Al-Beyati

58 Reporting a Clinical Trial
Dirk T. Ubbink

59 Publishing a Case Report
S. Jane Millward-Sadler, Mohammadali M. Shoja

60 Writing Editorials
Naomi Andall, Bharti Bhusnurmath, Shivayogi Bhusnurmath, Marios Loukas

61 Writing a Letter to the Editor
Haley J. Moon, Joel A. Vilensky

62 Writing a Book Review
James Hartley

63 Use of Illustrations and Figures to Enhance Scientific Presentations and Publications
Marion Karl

64 How to Prepare Supplemental Materials for Scientific Publications
Barbara J. Hoogenboom

65 Reference-Management Software
Paul Tremblay, Thomas P. Walker

Section IX Biostatistics

66 Basic Statistical Analysis for Original Studies
Ganesh N. Dakhale, Sachin K. Hiware, Avinash V. Turankar, Mohini S. Mahatme, Sonali A. Pimpalkhute

67 An Overview of Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Anthony V. D'Antoni, Loretta Cacace

68 An Introduction to Meta-Analysis
Arindam Basu

69 Missing Values: How to Treat Them Appropriately
David C. Howell

Section X Academic Networking

70 Essentials of Interviewing for Prospective Medical Students and Residents
Frederic J. Bertino, Talal A. Kaiser

71 Professional and Academic Societies and Meetings
Philip R. Brauer

72 Getting the Most from Attending a Professional Meeting
Peter J. Ward

73 Finding Research Opportunities as a Medical Student
Frederic J. Bertino

74 A Guide to Writing a Curriculum Vitae
Sanjay Patel, Petru Matusz, Marios Loukas

Index